Common sense prevails

13 March, 2019

On 22 February 2019, the Full Federal Court of Australia allowed Mr Glenn Harding’s appeal in Harding v Commissioner of Taxation [2019] FCAFC 29 and held that he was not an Australian tax…

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Capital gains tax changes on sale of main residence

13 February, 2018

Capital gains tax changes on sale of main residence – significant impact on Australian nationals living and working offshore   Summary The proposed removal…

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Impact of lowering the Australian Company tax rate

27 November, 2017

Let’s have a discussion about the impact of lowering the Australian Company tax rate in Australia and the impact on small business and investors. By way of background, the Australian…

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Working holiday visa taxation

20 November, 2017

From 1 January 2017, the Australian taxation treatment of working holiday visas changed. Historically the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) treated Working Holiday Makers  as foreign…

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Australian High Court decision

26 September, 2017

The High Court has held that earnings derived by an Australian resident who worked as a project manager for the UN were not exempt. In doing so, the High Court allowed the Commissioner's appeal against…

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Housing tax integrity

11 August, 2017

LZR Partners is pleased to submit our response to the Treasury’s consultation paper entitled “Housing tax integrity – Capital gains tax changes for foreign residents” containing draft legislation and…

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Tax update August 2017

02 August, 2017

As previously highlighted, the Federal Government announced in its May 2017 Budget that was seeking to remove the main residence exemption for temporary and foreign resident taxpayers and subject these…

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Tax update - 2017

16 May, 2017

Budget  Significant Impact on Expatriates Capital gains tax changes – potential loss of main residence exemption Residential real estate –…

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Tax rate changes for working holiday makers

01 February, 2017

From 1 January 2017, as a working holiday maker the first $37,000 of your income is taxed at 15%, with the balance taxed at resident rates. A working holiday maker (WHM) is a holder of a visa subclass…

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Brexit – stay calm and have a cup of tea

30 June, 2016

A referendum was held on Thursday 23 June, to decide whether the UK should leave or remain in the European Union. Leave won by 52% to 48%. Do not panic - the full legal transition of the UK…

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Foreign resident withholding tax

22 June, 2016

Background Broadly, where a foreign resident disposes of certain taxable n property, the purchaser will be required to withhold 10% of the purchase price and pay that amount to the n Taxation…

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2016 Federal Budget

22 June, 2016

Summary The Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison handed down his first budget last night. Unlike many pre-election budgets it did not contain significant tax cuts or spending programs.…

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